Tag Archives: #Politics

French Elections, American Elections: The Political Pendulum Will Prevail

In 1981, the French Socialist Party, or Parti Socialiste, took power for the first time when Francois Mitterrand won national elections. Mitterrand appealed to his constituents by instituting a populist, far-left economic policy shortly after taking office, which included increasing pensions to older people, raising housing allocations, and augmenting health benefits for unemployed and part-time working citizens. Today, […]

Congressional Reformist or Dead Man Walking?

On Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, a radical change was enacted within U.S. Congress. John Boehner, Speaker of the House from 2011-15, was ousted, and Republican Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s first congressional district was elected, boasting an overwhelming 236 votes. Ryan is a prominent politician most widely recognized for his failed vice presidential aspirations in […]